Meanwhile, in Florida
A man was arrested for DUI in Sarasota, Florida after he drove into two ditches, hid in a church bathroom, and told deputies that his dog had been driving the car. But that isn't the full story. It all started before 8pm, when a Manatee County deputy saw a white four-door sedan speeding through neighborhood streets. The deputy attempted a stop the vehicle, it accelerated while attempting a turn and traveled into a ditch. The driver, later identified as Reliford Cooper III, 26, then drove through another ditch before crashing into a home. He got out of the vehicle and fled. He was tracked down after a K-9 officer found his shirt in front of a nearby church, where he was hiding in the bathroom. While being placed under arrest, Reliford told deputies: "I wasn't driving that car." He asked, "Who was chasing me? You're slow as ****!" After a deputy claimed to smell alcohol and marijuana on the suspect, Reliford said, "My dog was driving that car. I ran because I wanted to. You ain't gonna find no drugs or guns on me." He then began vomiting and was transported to the hospital. He was later taken to jail.